Friday, 27 June 2008

Lykke Li kicks it

From a London performance last week.
Lykke Li covers A Tribe Called Quest's 'Can I Kick It'

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Tuesday, 24 June 2008

Sample Spotters

Girl Talk's album, Feed the Animals, became available for digital download last week (see previous post here).

Sample spotters jumped straight on it, creating a wikipedia page for the album, and seeing how many samples they could find in each track. Some have 24 samples already... and some of those samples include samples!

Check out the first 40 seconds of 'What's It All About':

0:00 Beyoncé - Ring the Alarm
0:05 Beastie Boys - So What'cha Want
0:18 Phil Collins - In the Air Tonight
0:20 Busta Rhymes - Woo Hah!! Got You All in Check
0:21 The Police - Every Little Thing She Does is Magic
0:40 The Cure - Close To Me (beat more prominently at 01:04)

I can't even make instant noodles in 40 seconds, while Girl Talk manages to mash together Beyonce, Phil Collins and Busta Rhymes in that same time. Genius.

I haven't listened to the whole album yet, but here's the link if you want it. Just pay-what-you-want... however, if you're planning on paying $0, you have to give a reason for why you're being so cheap!
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Little Boxes

Season four of the cannabis-centric TV show Weeds is now showing in the US, and to celebrate, a CD titled Little Boxes Dimebag was released last month.

Little Boxes is the theme song of Weeds, and it is CATCHY! Everytime I watch the show, it sticks around in my head for days afterwards.
It was originally a song written by Malvina Reynolds in 1962 that 'ridicules the development of suburbia and its bourgeois conformist values'.

Bad news is that Little Boxes is not going to be the theme song for season 4 of the show, but good news is that the Little Boxes Dimebag album is an entire CD featuring covers of the theme song from artists such as Engelbert Humperdinck! (Trivia: did you know that Engelbert is #5 on Maxim's Living Sex Legends list, having reportedly slept with 3000 women?!)

Also being released from the Weeds franchise on July 8 is the soundtrack to season three, featuring tracks from Beirut, The Dresden Dolls, Ween, Page Frances, That 1 Guy and heaps more.

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